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The Most Expensive ways to see the F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Few cities are known world-wide for their luxury and opulence like Monte-Carlo. And the Monaco Grand Prix is the ultimate celebration of that luxury. When choosing to attend the most glamorous and expensive sporting event in the world, Monte-Carlo pulls no stops in wining and dining their guests. If you want to live it up in the most expensive way possible, we’ve gathered some of the top spots for VIPs.

By Land

Monaco view 2021

There are many ways to view the Monaco GP, but if you’re a high-roller, you won’t be down in the grand stands, you’ll be up on a terrace with sweeping views of the city and a bird’s eye view of the track. Renting out a private terrace is a favourite for locals, ensuring a quintessential Monegasque experience. These terraces come with a full service bar, bottomless champagne and gourmet food – as a VIP would expect. Private terrace rentals are available across the city, each offering different views of the race circuit. Prices for Saturday and Sunday terrace tickets range from 3,350 – 5,350 Euros.

Ferrari Pit Stop
Monaco GP track map

If you love the cars and want to be closer to action, then the best place to view the race is from the Paddock Club. Experience the epitome of the Monaco Grand Prix with 3-Day access to this Private Suite at the Hotel de Paris, a 5-star hotel which has served as a Monte Carlo landmark since 1864.

You and your nine guests will enjoy the luxurious Suite interior and the panoramic views from the Suite’s private terrace, overlooking Turn 3, the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo and the picturesque Mediterranean Sea. This outstanding vantage point puts you in the heart of Monaco, where you can experience the glamour, history and on-track action like never before. This goes at a price of € 74 668,50 for 3 days.

While you’re at it, why not hire your own high-speed luxury car for the weekend? When you’re not watching the professional drivers race through the streets of Monaco, make heads turn as you rev the engine of a 700 horsepower, V12 Lamborghini Aventador. One of the most exotic cars on the road, the Aventador goes from 0 to 100 km/h in six seconds. Imagine the thrill as you cruise along the gorgeous roads of the French Riviera. It can be yours for € 2,500 per day plus € 30,000 deposit.

Lamborghini Aventador
Diamond Suite Princesse Grace

The Formula 1 Grand Prix isn’t only about watching a race. It is an entire weekend experience that involves fine dining, diamond suites and non-stop service. A stay in Monaco’s finest suite, the Diamond Suite Princesse Grace offers nearly 10,000 square feet of pure luxury on the 7th and 8th floor of the Hôtel de Paris. Multiple terraces and patios provide 180 degree views of the see and a private, heated infinity pool. It will cost you 40,000 Euros per night, but it does include a housekeeper, in-suite concierge, a tent at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club and helicopter transport to and from Nice Airport.

Your stay at the Hotel de Paris couldn’t be complete without dinner in Le Louis XV, the restaurant of famed Chef Alain Ducasse. With three Michelin stars, and the finest products the region has to offer, it is sure to be a memorable experience. This year, the restaurants at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo are inviting guests to join them for fine dining and intense excitement from 24 to 26 May 2024, with lunch served alongside stunning circuit views. You can choose to reserve a table at Le Louis VX – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris, at Le Grill, at Em Sherif Monte-Carlo, at the Salle Empire or at the Bar Américain. For example the Menu GPF1 on Sunday, May 26th 2024, at Terrace with drinks included costs €1,800 per person. This set menu includes: Starter, Main course, Dessert.

The most expensive Monaco Grand Prix weekend itinerary by land:

4-night stay in the Princess Grace Diamond Suite – €160,000

VIP Paddock Club Hotel de Paris Private Terrace Viewing – €74 650

3-day Lamborghini Ventador hire – €7,500

Dinner for two at Le Louis XV – €3,600

Grand Total: €245,750

By Sea


But the most expensive way to see the Monaco Grand Prix, and a more appropriate way for a country on the sea, is to view the race from a private yacht. Many yachts have prime position for viewing the race, while offering the glitz and glamour of the top super-yachts in the world.

Yachts can range from small to large and then on to super-large. Chartering a private yacht can range accordingly from €80,000 to €1,000,000, including taxes and docking fees.

But not any yacht can be parked track side. The inner docks of Port Hercule have a length limit of 30m.  But not to worry because Amber Lounge is the perfect solution. One of the most exclusive spots for the Monaco GP is aboard the Amber Lounge Yacht. Three levels of opulent service, VIP treatment and spectacular views of Grand Prix, while moored right beside Pit Lane.

Pit lane car

Amber Lounge is the premier VIP spot, where you will be rubbing elbows with Formula 1 drivers, chart-topping singers, A-list celebrities and perhaps even royalty. It prides itself on being an experience rather than a location, with fashion shows, charity events, top performers, Michelin starred chefs and VIP tables. Not to mention that Amber Lounge

On board their yacht, you will enjoy impeccable service, the best live acts, Michelin dining, and top DJs. They offer flexible options with tickets; available for one day, Saturday and Sunday, or just the dinner. But why miss their legendary after party? It is the most coveted after-party in the world. And after watching the Grand Prix, what could be better than partying with the drivers and their teams? You may even see Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian VETTEL after climbing the podium!

Lewis Hamilton portrait
Jenson Button
By Ryan Bayona via Wikimedia Commons

Go all out with a VIP Diamond Table for €35,000. This will give you access to all the top events, a table for eight, a bottle of champagne, a Michelin rated dinner, and access to the afterparty.

The most expensive Monaco Grand Prix weekend itinerary by sea:

Cloud 9 yacht charter, with taxes and fees for 1 week: €1,071,500

Amber Lounge Diamond Table table: €35,000

Grand total: €1,106,500

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